John F. Kennedy High School
9th Battalion JROTC

The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps

     Mission

The mission of the JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. Students will receive instruction in Leadership Theory and Application, Foundations for Success, Wellness, Fitness and First Aid, Geography and Earth Science, Citizenship, and American History, and Firearm Safety and Rifle Marksmanship. Students are required to wear a uniform once a week. JROTC provides students with opportunities to be members of competitive drill and rifle teams and to achieve success in various levels of leadership positions within the program. Completion of one semester fulfills a semester of PE requirements.

 

The JROTC Cadet Creed

I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet. I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.

I am loyal and patriotic. I am the future of the United States of America.

I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.

I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.

I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.

I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.

 

May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

     Course Description

 ROTC 1, LET 1 - The first semester of an eight-semester program. The first year cadet is introduced to ethical values, principles of good leadership and how to communicate effectively with others. Cadets are also taught how to work effectively as a team member. Sub courses offered during this semester include Citizenship in Action, Leadership Theory and Application, Foundations for Success, and Marksmanship Safety. For grades 9-12. NO prerequisite.

  ROTC 2, LET 1
- The second semester of an eight semester program. During the second semester cadets receive instruction in Wellness and Fitness with intervention and prevention on substance abuse. Instruction covers the value of a physical exercise, conditioning, proper diet and personal hygiene. Cadets are taught citizenship through history, developing communication skills, first aid and life saving skills and familiarization with road maps, topographical maps and compass. The JROTC cadet may advance to the rank of corporal by the end of the first year. For grades 9-12. Student must complete ROTC 1 before taking this class.

  ROTC 3, LET 2
- The third semester of an eight semester program. The second year cadet is given positions of greater responsibility in leadership roles. During this semester academic instruction focuses on wellness, fitness, first aid, leadership application, service learning, and community service. Cadets will be introduced to small group instruction and how to manage their groups. For grades 10-12. Student must complete ROTC 2 before taking this class.

  ROTC 4, LET 3 -
The fourth semester of an eight semester program. In the LET 2 second semester cadets are prepared for the LET 3 level. Cadets who show leadership potential will begin to learn about leadership position and roles within the JROTC program. Instruction will focus on citizenship in American History and Government, Leadership Application, Geography, more advanced map skills, environmental awareness, service learning, community service and physical fitness assessment. For grades 10-12. Student must take ROTC 3 before taking this class.

  ROTC 5, LET 3 - The fifth semester of an eight semester program. The LET 3 first semester focuses on leadership application and leadership strategies. By this time most LET 3 cadets are serving in a leadership position and are required to manage other cadets in a classroom environment. Instruction focuses on Leadership strategies in teamwork, decision making, supervising, and mentoring; and in academic areas of financial management, the value of insurance, better writing skills, and better speaking skills. For grades 10-12. Student must complete ROTC 4 before taking this class.

  ROTC 6, LET 4
- The sixth semester of an eight semester program. The LET 3 second semester continues with Leadership Application and active participation in leadership performance. Cadets are required to lead junior cadets in the classroom and in several activities such as: physical conditioning, drill and ceremonies, inspection procedures and small group instruction. Academic instruction focuses on career planning, social responsibilities, citizenship, and more leadership strategies. For grades 10-12. Student must complete ROTC 5 before taking this class.

  ROTC 7, LET 4 - The seventh semester of an eight semester program. The fourth year cadet is usually heavily involved in the JFK Battalion operations in some form of a leadership position. These cadets perform of myriad of tasks developed to prepare them for future management and leadership roles in the civilian/military world. In this semester LET 4s are preparing for their annual battalion inspections. Instruction during this semester includes: Information about the Armed Forces, Leadership Principles, and elective sub-courses covering wilderness survival and resume development. For seniors only. Student must complete ROTC 6 before taking this class.

  ROTC 8, LET 4 - The eighth semester of an eight semester program. The second semester is the final semester for LET 4s in the JROTC program. This semester culminates with a formal/informal inspection which is 100% run by LET 3/4 cadets. For LET 4s this is their graduation final in JROTC and is usually a testament of what they have learned in much of the JROTC instruction over the last 4 years. Academic instruction consists of: Investment of money in savings and mutual funds, teaching skills, fitness, cold weather protection, rope skills, map reading and portfolio development. For seniors only. Student must complete ROTC 7 before taking this class.

  Lady Commanders Drill Team - This course covers JROTC instructional material listed under the main JROTC heading. In addition, this course prepares young ladies for competitive drill-performances at the local and regional levels. Lady Commander Members are also involved in community service and community presentations supporting JROTC. For grades 9-12. Student must have their JROTC instructor's permission in order to take this class.

  Men's Drill - This course covers JROTC instructional material listed under the main JROTC heading. In addition, this course prepares young men for competitive drill performances with rifles at the local, regional, and national levels. Men's Drill Members are also involved in community service and community presentations supporting JROTC. For grades 9-12. Student must take 1 semester of JROTC, and have their JROTC instructor's permission in order to take this class.

  JROTC Marksmanship - This course covers JROTC instructional material listed under the main JROTC heading. In addition, this course instructs students in rifle and marksmanship safety, marksmanship techniques and competitive marksmanship procedures. This course is a beginner's course for new marksmanship. For grades 9-12. Student must have their JROTC instructor's permission to take this class.

  Honor Platoon Drill - This course covers JROTC instructional material listed under the main JROTC heading. In addition, this course prepares young ladies for competitive drill performances at the local, regional, and national levels. Honor Platoon Members are also involved in community service and community presentations supporting JROTC.